Havana & Trinidad Homestay Experience 6D/5N

Havana & Trinidad Homestay Experience 6D/5N

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Havana & Trinidad Homestay Experience 6D/5N

6 Days Starting and ending in Havana

Visiting: Havana, Trinidad

Tour operator:

Bamba Travel

Tour code:

55627

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

Easy

Trip Styles:

Adventure Tours

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Tour Overview

Immerse in Havana's charm, exploring historic plazas. Traverse to Trinidad for salsa magic and a natural park escapade. End in Havana with a vibrant night tour. Depart enriched, leaving with unforgettable memories.

Highlights

  • Go horseback riding and swim through a waterfall

  • Discover Havana with a local by day and night

  • Sleep in local family Casas Particulares during your trip

  • Homestay Haven: Warm airport transfer, settling into your homestay for a leisurely day in Havana.

  • Colonial Charms: Discover Old Havana's plazas, museums, and vibrant streets in a walking tour.

  • Salsa in Trinidad: The salsa capital, and kick off the adventure with a salsa dance class.

  • Natural Escape: Horseback ride to Cubanito Park, uncovering waterfalls and the magic of Trinidad's.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Havana, Cuba
Location: Havana

Airport Transfer

Today you will be picked-up from the airport and transferred to your homestay. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure!


Day 2: Havana, Cuba
Location: Havana

Havana Walking Tour


Today your Cuban guide will pick you up shortly after breakfast from your Casa Particular in the heart of Old Habana. There are a cluster of museums including the Museum of the Revolution and our walk will feature the beautifully preserved colonial plazas of Havana Vieja and neighbouring streets. Here you find Cubans living alongside visiting tourists, kids going to school, locals playing games of chess or chequers in the street, sipping coffee from 'peso cafes'. All life seems to be concentrated in these atmospheric streets. Your Cuban guide will recommend some of the best restaurants and bars for mojitos and live music and give you insights into how Cubans live today in this complex and beguiling country. This walking tour is in a small group of 4 or less and is customised to suit your group taking approximately 7-8 hours. Start with a scenic walking tour of the four main colonial squares of Old Habana including 'Plaza Catedral', 'Plaza des Armas', 'Plaza San Francisco de Asis' and 'Plaza Vieja'. Have lunch in 'La Vitrola' restaurant – a cool Paladares with live music on the corner of Plaza Vieja. (Lunch and beverages are not included). After lunch we walk a short distance for some light browsing/shopping in the Mercado San José before continuing to the 'Cerveceria Antiguo Almacen de la Madera y El Tabaco', the largest brewpub in Habana housed in a former lumber and tobacco warehouse.Walking tour continues along the waterfront via the Orthadox Church, 'Havana Club Museum', Obispo and finally 'Parque Central'. There are many options for the afternoon depending on client preferences and of course your guide will indicate during the day where services such as money change and wifi are, as well as popular sights’ such as museums and things to do during your free time. Your guide will also give you insights into how it is for Cuban’s living in Cuba today and the challenges of keeping the dreams of the revolution alive and vibrant.


Day 3: Havana - Trinidad, Cuba
Location: Trinidad

Havana to Trinidad and Trinidad Salsa Dance Class


Today you will take a transfer from Havana to Trinidad. We'll pick you up from your Casa Particulares - usually late afternoon depending your other daytime activities. Trinidad is the home of 'salsa casino' - a mesmerising fusion of salsa and close up magic! To get you started why not enjoy a pre-cocktail hour, one hour salsa lesson with your personal licensed salsa instructor


Day 4: Trinidad, Cuba
Location: Trinidad

Cubanito Natural Park and Waterfalls Excursion


Depart your Casa Particular at 9am and begin your full day adventure with 1-2 hour horseback ride. (You may opt for biking, walking or taxi instead of horseback if you’d prefer--no extra charge. All options are accompanied by a guide.) Ride through the ancient streets of Trinidad and into the rolling countryside, arriving at Cubanito Natural Park. Enjoy a 30 minute hike along the scenic river with lots of opportunities for spotting birds and flora along the way. Arrive at the grotto and waterfall, where you can jump into the fresh clean waters of a deep pool surrounded by high rock walls. Swim through the waterfall and into the cave behind for a magical experience. After some chill time and a picnic or snack lunch (not included) we will walk back to the horses for the ride back to your casa particular, arriving around 3 pm. Please remember to bring your swimsuit. Use comfortable shoes, clothes, a hat, and sunscreen and don't forget your bottle of water.



Day 5: Trinidad - Havana, Cuba
Location: Havana

Trinidad to Havana and Havana by Night Tour


Today you will take a transfer from Trinidad to Havana. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, then embark on an exciting night tour of Havana. Your guide will pick you up from your Casa Particular at 7.30pm. Usually the evening begins with a walk down Obispo to enjoy free live music in one of the many mojito/salsa bars before continuing to the famous Malecon to get into the mood and see what the local Habaneros do in an evening. Your Cuban guide has all the local knowledge and will make you comfortable wherever you decide to go! Please bring minimum an extra 15 CUC for entry to clubs, taxis and drinks which are not included. Pick-up from your Casa Particular and scenic walk through Old Habana stopping off at 'Floradita Hotel' and onwards to Parque Central to enjoy panoramic views from the rooftop terrace at 'Hotel Inglaterra'. Continue to the Malecon to hang out with local Habaneros and hear the famous cannon shot at 9pm from across the bay signalling that Habana is safe for the night… and that it’s time to head into Vedado to enjoy some Habana nightlife! Later on, there are many options in Vedado depending on your  preferences. 'Fabrica de Arte' is open Thursday to Sunday, or if salsa dancing to a live band is your preference then 'Club 1830' is a popular option. For jazz lovers, 'La Zorra y Cuervo' or 'Jazz Café' host some of the best jazz you’ll hear anywhere in the world. Alternatively you can explore a combination of options including the 'Hotel Nacional', 'La Rampa' and ‘Coppelia'. Your guide will help you develop a plan to ensure maximum comfort and enjoyment.


Day 6: Havana, Cuba
Location: Havana

Airport Transfer


Today you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight home.


What's Included

  • Guides

    English-speaking guide for some activities

  • Experiences

  • Meals

    5 Breakfasts

  • Accommodation

    5N in Casa Particulares

  • Activities

    Full Day Local Havana Walking Tour

  • Transport

    Airport transfers

  • Extras

What's Not Included

  • Personal expenses and gratuities

  • Meals not specified in the itinerary

  • International and domestic flights

  • Other activities

  • International and domestic flights

  • Other activities

  • Meals not specified in the itinerary

  • Personal expenses and gratuities

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  • Free Date Changes

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  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Bamba Travel allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform bamba travel, 60 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Bamba Travel requires a minimum deposit of 20% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 30 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of bamba travel charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 15 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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